Veronica Scott author of Star Cruise: Marooned answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Three time winner of the Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I love Panda Express and I’ll have their honey walnut shrimp, pot stickers and spring rolls plus fried rice. This all goes perfectly with an iced tea and of course the fortune cookie!
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I have many but the guy I consistently return to is Judd Lauren from Nalini Singh’s Caressed by Ice.
What are your hobbies?
When I’m not writing my own stories, or reading, I like to spend time with my grandson. We build epic Lego kits together! I enjoy going to movies. I used to sew and do quite a bit of crafting, but now the writing takes up the majority of my time. My sportiest activity currently is taking long walks, although I enjoy volleyball and archery.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I read a lot in my own genre of science fiction romance but I also enjoy paranormal, epic fantasy romance, historical (ancient world and Regency), and some contemporary. I’ve been known to read a suspense novel every now and then, and I used to devour mysteries.
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?
For Star Cruise: Marooned I researched all things to do with cruise ships, the typical jobs on one, the cruise workers’ union, typical ports of call, menus…lots of Google time. For my ancient Egyptian fantasies, I have an entire library of scholarly tomes and again, of course the endless Google research.
About the Book
Title Star Cruise: Marooned
Genre Science Fiction Romance
Author Veronica Scott
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.
Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.
But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.
Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?
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